Personally I found receiving feedback a very useful and positive experience which helped me reflect on my post in a different way from the way I had previously. I enjoy receiving comments on my posts as it highlights to me whats going right and what I need to improve on in my next post. It also gives me a variety of points which enhances/challenges my understanding of my opinions on different areas which allows me to explore them further therefore receiving a better understanding. I like discussions about topics where I enjoy hearing other people opinions and reflecting on my own to see if they can be changed or not, this normally happens during comments.
Giving peer feedback I found great as well, however I have realised how difficult it is to read things critically as all blog posts I read I found only positive comments to make. However I think with more practice of this I will soon be able to find a balance with giving compliments and development points. I enjoy reading others blog posts as I find it very interesting to see what they’ve took from a certain area.
With my future studies I will be aware that peer review really benefits me in my own reflection and understanding of my own opinions or on work I have to understand. I know in future I will find myself asking my peers to read over my comments or my work and get them to comment on the things which are and aren’t working as I do this already however I feel it’s necessary for me to remember and do this to others as well.
In the classroom I feel it is important to have other teachers review on; lessons i’ll carry out, work I will produce for the children, my marking on pupils work which I found difficult to mark and the way I deal with challenged within the classroom etc. I feel peer review will be very important to support my learning as a teacher within the classroom. I also feel it’s important to introduce peer review to the children i’ll be teaching and allowing them to this during their work throughout the year, I think it’s beneficial to children to have their peers review their work as a lot of the time peer comments are more meaningful to children than teacher comments are therefore I think it is important to allow the children to do this.
Overall I find peer review to be a very useful and positive experience which I will take into my classroom to help my development as a teacher and to support the children as they develop.